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US & Canadian Release date for ‘Outlander’

What the Outlander fansite found out yesterday in the early morning was later confirmed via

The Weinstein Co. has opted to hand down distribution duties for Outlander to Third Rail Releasing, an appendage of the company known for limited theatrical runs (see: Rogue, Eden Lake).

That being said, Third Rail has locked a release date of January 23rd. Company reps have not informed us how many theaters Howard McCain’s long-delayed period creature feature will debut in. A DVD release is likely to follow in the subsequent months through Genius Products.

Already last Friday the same Outlander fansite let us know that the film will be released in Canada by the theater chain Cineplex – also on January 23.

This is indeed good news in that the film will get a theatrical release in North America and will allow more people to experience it the way it was meant to be. On the other hand it is well known that Third Rail Releasing is The Weinstein Company’s distribution arm where they send all the movies they don’t care about. Also I don’t know how much potential there is for “Outlander” to do surprisingly good at the box office and prove the Weinstein’s wrong – seeing as Inkheart and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans will be released on the same day.

Check out the official website where a trailer is announced to come soon. Maybe a new version?

5 Comments on “US & Canadian Release date for ‘Outlander’”

  1. I hope they don’t do this movie the way Mister Foe was done here in the US. I’m really looking forward to seeing Outlander on the big screen, the way it deserves to be seen!

  2. Even wierder than Sophia competing against Underworld 3… (or is it 0.5?) The gents that did the final re-write on Underworld: Rise of the Lycans were… Howard McCain and DIrk Blackman! You might happen to recognize those names as the Writers and Director of Outlander…. The director of Rise of the Lycans? Patrick Tatopolous… who happens to have designed Outlander’s Moorwen.

    Strange. I kind of want both movies to do well at the box office but I really can’t see why the Weinsteins would put Outlander up against something that is for sure aiming at the same/similar demographic.

  3. I’ve been waiting to see this for… forever, so I’m glad. I’ll probably end up buying the DVD in order to see it 🙂 Thanks for the news.

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